Indonesian Migrant Workers Remain Vulnerable, Activists Say

JAKARTA Despite a new law and efforts by the government in Jakarta, activists say hundreds of thousands of Indonesian migrant workers are still vulnerable to abuse overseas.In 2018, Indonesia sent more than 200,000 workers to places such as

Dialogue Eases Sino-US Relations, for Now

TAIPEI A frank dialogue between Chinese and U.S. defense chiefs has taken the two countries into a temporary calm period after a series of rival military moves in the contested South China Sea.U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis agreed with

China Gives ‘Guarantee’ on Winter Gas Supplies

Despite all-out efforts to avoid shortages, China will depend on the volatile spot market for liquefied natural gas (LNG) to keep its homes heated for the second winter in a row.On Oct. 24, China's top planning agency said it has

Meth Seizures Up in Myanmar, SE Asia

YANGON, MYANMAR Drug seizures reported across Southeast Asia indicate this year will be another record high for methamphetamine production in Myanmar. The focus is usually on government efforts to stem the trade, but beyond the headlines, meth use als...

Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The Secretary emphasized that the United States will hold all of those involved in the killing of Jam...

Radical Islam Blamed for Terror Strike in Australia

SYDNEY Australian investigators say a Somali-born man who stabbed bystanders in the center of Melbourne on Friday had been inspired and radicalized by the militant group calling itself Islamic State. Hassan Khalif Shire Ali was shot by police

Chinese Refugee Found Guilty of Violating Thailand’s Immigration Law, Given Probation

A Bangkok court on Friday found Chinese dissident Yang Chong guilty of violating Thailand's immigration law by staying in the country after his visa expired, but ruled he would not have to go to prison.The Pathumwan Municipal Court handed down

53 Lao Women and Girls Rounded Up in Karaoke Bar Raid in Southern Thailand

Police and military personnel rounded up and detained 53 Laotians50 women and three girls who were allegedly employed as sex workersduring raids on karaoke bars in southern Thailand's Narathiwat province, authorities said Friday.The Thursday night raid...

Influbook announces their ICO

Connecting influencers, businesses, and consumers for a new social-commerce experience. Besançon, Nov 7, 2018: Influbook, the first open-network for Influencers to build their social reputation, connect directly with the brands they love, and join forces to offer consumers a new

China to Give $150 million in Aid to El Salvador as Relationship Deepens

SAN SALVADOR China will give El Salvador $150 million to spur development of social and technological projects, the Salvadoran president said on Wednesday, the latest sign of deepening ties between the countries that has alarmed the United States.Salv...